Fall Activities with a Paper Plate Craft

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Fall activities often include an apple craft or two.  This paper plate craft creates a super cute painted apple while also teaching young children about the parts of an apple.  Kids Activities Blog loves crafts like this that teach while having fun.

paper plate craft

Fall Activities

Fall is apple season where we live. We have several apple orchards near our house.  My guys love to eat them. My son and I love to craft. I thought is would be fun to create an apple craft that also helped teach my son a little about the parts of an apple.

We started by cutting the center out of a paper plate and painting it red with a sponge. This section of outside of the apple is called  the skin or the peel. At our house we eat the peel or skin of an apple. Some children don’t like to eat the skin. The texture just doesn’t feel right to them. My son was told that that is where a lot of the good nutrients and vitamins are found. Thankfully his has embraced eating all the healthy parts of the apple!

apple craft

Paper Plate Craft

Then we cut an apple core shape out of a second paper plate. The core is what we reach after eating all the flesh or meat of the apple. It is the sweet part of the apple. We mixed a little white and brown paint to create the flesh colored section of the apple on an tray. We didn’t have bottle of  peach paint available if you do you  it might create a color closer to the color an apple is in real life. Our apple flesh has obliviously be exposed to the air for a bit to get its brown tint.

 

apple activities

Apple Craft

Then my son used a set of plastic chopsticks to dip a seed shaped sponge into black paint. The sponge was then stamped onto the apple core to create seeds. If you don’t have chopsticks available, you can use a clothes pin to hold the sponge. Chopsticks gave my son a little more control of the pressure being put on the sponge.

Once all the apple sections had dried, we glued the apple core section to the apple skin section of the plate.

More Kids Activities

Fall activities are great for kids to learn about harvesting and the change of seasons.  A paper plate craft like this apple above is an easy activity and the supplies are readily available so there’s no need to go shopping!  For more easy and cheap kids activities, check out these ideas:

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Deirdre Smith writes/owns JDaniel4’s Mom. After twenty years as a elementary school and technology resource teacher in Northern Virginia, she became a stay at home mom in upstate South Carolina. Her blog features ways she and her 5 year old are exploring learning, crafting, creating healthy meals and living life to its fullest. Deirdre can also be found on twitter as @jdaniel4smom and on her blog's FB page. You can also check her out on Google+.

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